Gulf Times - shipwreck
Shipping firm says will pay for Dutch island clean-up

Shipping firm says will pay for Dutch island clean-up

The owner of a ship that lost some 270 containers in the North Sea this week, pledged Saturday to pay "the full costs" for cleaning up debris littering the northern Dutch and German coastlines.

World's oldest intact shipwreck found in Black Sea

World's oldest intact shipwreck found in Black Sea

An ancient Greek trading ship dating back more than 2,400 years has been found virtually intact at the bottom of the Black Sea, the world's oldest known shipwreck, researchers said on Tuesday.

Three babies dead, 100 missing in migrant shipwreck off Libya

Three babies dead, 100 missing in migrant shipwreck off Libya

The lifeless bodies of three babies were brought ashore in Libya on Friday, victims of a Mediterranean migrant shipwreck in which survivors say 100 people are still missing.

Ship carrying migrants sinks off Turkish coast, kills four

Ship carrying migrants sinks off Turkish coast, kills four

Four people drowned when a fishing boat carrying migrants sank off the Turkish coast in the Marmara Sea on Friday, the coast guard said in a statement.

More than 100 migrants missing after shipwreck off Libya

More than 100 migrants missing after shipwreck off Libya

More than 100 migrants are missing after a shipwreck off the coast of western Libya, the Libyan navy said on Thursday.

Some 60 people missing feared drowned after boat sinks off Libya

Some 60 people missing feared drowned after boat sinks off Libya

Some 60 people are missing and believed drowned after the dinghy they were on sank off Libya, the International Organization for Migration said Friday, citing survivor testimony.

Migrant survivor testimony raises death toll to 240

Migrant survivor testimony raises death toll to 240

Fresh testimony Wednesday from survivors of a deadly shipwreck in the Mediterranean raised the likely death toll for the past 48 hours to 240 people, confirming fears of rescuers who had warned dozens probably died.

Italian navy officers probed over 2013 migrant shipwreck

Italian navy officers probed over 2013 migrant shipwreck

An Italian naval commander and several other officers are under investigation for manslaughter over a migrant boat shipwreck in 2013.

Italy recovers 217 bodies from hull of 2015 migrant shipwreck

Italy recovers 217 bodies from hull of 2015 migrant shipwreck

Italian emergency workers have recovered 217 bodies from the wreck of a boat that sank in the Mediterranean in April 2015, killing some 500 migrants, the Navy said on Thursday.

Divers find ancient Roman cargo from 1,600-yr old shipwreck in Israel

Divers find ancient Roman cargo from 1,600-yr old shipwreck in Israel

Archaeologists in Israel have recovered bronze statues and thousands of coins from a merchant ship that sank off the Mediterranean coast some 1,600 years ago during the late Roman period.

UNHCR fears 500 dead in Mediterranean shipwreck

UNHCR fears 500 dead in Mediterranean shipwreck

The UN refugee agency said on Wednesday it feared around 500 migrants from Africa had drowned in the Mediterranean, in what could be one of the worst tragedies since the start of the migrant crisis in Europe.